Thales in Singapore

Thales in Singapore
Established since 1973, Thales has been present in Singapore for over 40 years and
brings together the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Transportation (S&T) domains.
Thales today employs over 600 people in Singapore. It has grown from strength to
strength, building up industrial capability in avionics production and maintenance,
repair and overhaul (MRO), enhancing its competencies in the fields of S&T and
contributing to the local defence and R&D eco-system.
In addition to being a long-term provider of Defence Systems for the Singapore Armed
Forces (SAF), Thales’ avionics and in-flight entertainment systems flies onboard world
renowned airlines in Asia Pacific, including the Singapore Airlines. Thales has delivered
sophisticated Air Traffic Management systems to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) and
is now expanding its S&T solutions beyond the Singapore Police Force (SPF), Singapore
Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Police Coast Guards (PCG), Changi Airport Group (CAG), Land
Transport Authority (LTA), SMRT Corporation and SBS Transit to more customers in Asia.
The Thales Research & Technology Singapore, combined with our unique Innovation
Hub, leverages on Singapore’s eco-system to design and develop leading-edge technical
solutions. Both serve as effective interfaces between Thales experts, Singapore
researchers and Asian end-users of Thales’ solutions.
 Aerospace
The Avionics business started in Singapore in the early 70s to support the expansion of the Airbus
fleet in the Asia Pacific Region. As Singapore grew as an aviation hub for Asia-Pacific, Thales’
activities in Singapore started to include other aircraft types such as Boeing and ATR, and also
increased our maintenance and repair capabilities for avionics and IFE equipment.
Today, Thales in Singapore is a key production facility for the worldwide avionics market and also
the regional headquarters for Sales & Marketing activities for commercial aerospace. The avionics
production facility in Singapore manufactures flight control and display systems for Airbus aircraft
and electrical power conversion for Boeing aircraft.
Thales’ equipment flies onboard some of the world’s renowned airlines like Air China, Air Asia,
Philippine Airlines, ANA, SilkAir and China Eastern Airlines. In August 2014, Thales’ avionics
equipment was selected for 234 A320 aircraft belonging to Lion Air, Indonesia’s largest private
airline and one of the fastest growing carriers in South East Asia.
Thales in Singapore
 Defence
The relationship with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has also been strengthening as Thales has
delivered equipment in air defence, communications and naval sensors to the SAF and continues
to do so. Thales has also been developing leading-edge technologies with its research arms DSO
National Laboratories and Future Systems & Technology Directorate (FSTD).
 Security
On the Homeland Protection front, Thales has been working with the Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA) since 1995 when it was awarded significant contracts by the Singapore Police Force and
Singapore Civil Defence Force to develop incident management for their Operational Command &
Control Centres and coastal surveillance for their Police Coast Guards. In 2010, in the field of
Critical Infrastructure Protection, Thales was awarded a contract for airport apron surveillance by
Changi Airport Group. Thales has also provided coastal surveillance systems to customers in
South-East Asia, Africa and South America.
 Ground Transportation
Singapore is the Regional Integration Centre for Urban Rail Signalling and Integrated
Communications & Supervision Systems. In 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) selected
Thales for its revenue collection systems for the Downtown Line and for the upgrade of its SCADA
system on the North-East Line. In 2012, Thales was awarded 2 major resignalling upgrade
contracts for the North-South and East-West Lines and for the Tuas West Extension. Thales had
previously supplied revenue collection systems for the North-East and Circle lines as well.
In December 2013, Thales launched the Regional Integration Centre (RIC) in Singapore to address
Signalling and Integrated Communication & Supervision Systems, with a focus on innovative
developments based on its world leading Seltrac®Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC)
solution and its versatile ATSSoft automatic train supervision and control system.
 Research & Technology
Thales Research & Technology Singapore was set-up with the aims of complementing and
leveraging Singapore’s R&T ecosystem, developing leading-edge technical solutions to meet the
local requirements and contributing to Thales’ technology and product portfolios. It is Thales’ only
corporate research centre in Asia. As the Singapore platform for localizing Thales technologies, it
facilitates a transfer of technical knowledge from Europe to Singapore and serves as an effective
interface between Thales experts and Singapore researchers.
Thales Group
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security
markets. In 2013, the company generated revenues of €14.2 billion with 65,000 employees in 56
countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design,
develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security
requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the
world working with customers and local partners.
Thales in Singapore
Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd
21 Changi North Rise
Singapore 498788
Tel: (65) 6424 7100
Fax: (65) 6424 7101